Does the Forester...? Charlie's Subaru Answers Your Questions

Forester FAQs Answered

The Subaru Forester is a compact SUV that's loaded with standard features. Designed for Auburn area adventurers and city dwellers alike, this sophisticated Subaru offers comfort, performance, and exceptional technology features to drivers from Portland to Bangor.

Our Maine Subaru dealership gets a lot of questions on the Forester. Is it good in snow? How much room is there? Why do I see so many in our area of Maine? Read on for many of those answers or contact us with your question today!

Is the Subaru Forester an AWD vehicle?

Yes. Every Forester comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive.

How much can the Subaru Forester tow? 

The Subaru Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Can the Subaru Forester tow a camper, trailer, or boat?

Many boats and campers are heavier than the Forester's 1,500-pound towing capacity. It's possible to tow smaller models and lightweight trailers, but you must also consider the weight of the cargo and passengers when calculating the maximum trailer weight.

Can the Subaru Forester be flat-towed?

The newer versions of the Subaru Forester cannot be flat-towed. Some older Foresters with manual transmissions can be flat-towed. Check the owner's manual for specifics.

Does the Subaru Forester have a third row?

The Forester comes with two rows of seats and space for up to five people.

Does the Subaru Forester have heated seats?

Heated front seats are part of the All-Weather Package, which comes standard on the Forester Premium and above. Heated rear seats are available on the top model, the Forester Touring. South Portland, ME shoppers will also enjoy a heated steering wheel.

Does the Subaru Forester have a turbo engine?

No. The Forester comes with a 2.5-liter DOHC engine from BOXER. It uses a horizontally-opposed system to boost efficiency and create a smoother ride, all while putting out 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.

Does the Subaru Forester have Apple CarPlay or Android Capabilities?

Every Forester comes with a STARLINK Multimedia system that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard features. The base-level STARLINK Multimedia Plus system includes a 6.5-inch screen to display your iPhone apps using the app.

Contact Charlie's Subaru For More Information

If you're ready to discover the Forester in depth, we encourage you to browse our specials and schedule a test drive at Charlie's Subaru.